Provides instructions for writing C code to create games and mobile applications using the new C11 standard.
This book teaches you everything you need to know to understand computer programming at a fundamental level. You will learn what the major programming langauiges are, how they work, and what to do.
Do you want to learn to code but have no idea where to get started? This book was created after many years teaching middle and high-schoolers how to code and observing where they struggled to learn certain basic coding concepts. In this book, we introduce coding in easily digestible chunks so you do not feel overwhelmed or discouraged. It will guide you through writing your first program with carefully worded explanations and helpful pictures. At the same time, you will learn the fundamentals of coding, including repeat loops, variables, functions, if-statements, recursion, and lists. All programs in the book are created with Scratch, a coding language developed specifically for beginner programmers by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scratch is free and runs in an internet browser, so you do not have to buy or install any special software on your computer.
For beginning programmers, this updated edition answers all C programming questions. This bestseller talks to readers at their level, explaining every aspect of how to get started and learn the C language quickly. Readers also find out where to learn more about C. This book includes tear-out reference card of C functions and statements, a hierarchy chart, and other valuable information. It uses special icons, notes, clues, warnings, and rewards to make understanding easier. And the clear and friendly style presumes no programming knowledge.
Author: Nathan Clark
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Python Made Easy - a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners Get the Kindle version FREE when purchasing the Paperback! Learning a programming language can seem like a daunting task. You may have looked at coding in the past, and felt it was too complicated and confusing. This comprehensive beginner's guide will take you step by step through learning one of the best programming languages out there. In a matter of no time, you will be writing code like a professional. Python is a powerful high-level programming language that is popular across the world. It is used extensively by large corporations and individual developers alike. One of the biggest selling points of Python is the simplicity of its programs compared to other languages. It is remarkably easy, for even complete beginners, to create fully functional programs in minutes. What This Book Offers Made for Beginners This guide is written specifically for beginners. We take you step-by-step through writing your very first program, explaining each portion of code as we go along. We guide you through setting up Python, choosing an IDE, as well as the various elements of coding in Python. 78 Practical Examples With each concept, we provide one or more example to illustrate the topic in a way that makes it easy to understand. We break examples down into their basic workings, and provide the output for you to compare to your own results. Introduction to Python For newcomers to Python we look at what the language has to offer, its origin and design goals, features and capabilities, as well as specific releases, before stepping into more in-depth topics. Key Topics What is Python? History of Python Features of Python Building Your Environment Your First Python Program Data Types Variables Operators Decision Making in Python Loops Working with Numbers Working with Strings Type Conversion Get Your Copy Today!
Author: Nathan Clark
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
C++ Made Easy - a Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners Get the Kindle version FREE when purchasing the Paperback! Learning a programming language can seem like a daunting task. You may have looked at coding in the past, and felt it was too complicated and confusing. This comprehensive beginner's guide will take you step by step through learning one of the best programming languages out there. In a matter of no time, you will be writing code like a professional. C++ is an evolution of the C programming language and is a powerful and versatile language. It is a great language to learn whether you have never written a line of code in your life, or are a seasoned developer. C++ is a stepping stone to creating a multitude of wonderful and practical programs. What This Book Offers Made for Beginners This guide is written specifically for beginners. We take you step-by-step through writing your very first program, explaining each portion of code as we go along. We guide you through choosing a compiler and editor, as well as common pitfalls beginners should avoid. Reference Manual This book serves as a teaching guide and also a reference manual to accompany you through this wonderful world of programming. For that reason we included a sample C++ library, a glossary of terms, as well as lists of available compilers, IDE's and libraries for future reference. Introduction to C++ For newcomers to C++ we look at what the language has to offer, the basic structure of a program, advantages and disadvantages, as well as numerous examples as demonstration. Key Topics Basics of C++ Writing Your First Program, Step-By-Step Basic Program Structure Compilers Editors Sample Applications Capabilities of C++ Benefits and Limitations of C++ How to Minimize Bugs and Errors How to Avoid Being Hacked Sample C++ Library Glossary of Terms Get Your Copy Today!
Minecraft® is a registered trademark of Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. This book is not affiliated with or sponsored by Mojang Synergies / Notch Development AB. The easiest, quickest, most entertaining introduction to creating Minecraft mods in Java – updated to use the Spigot server for running your own Minecraft server and creating Minecraft mods Ideal for Minecraft users, young and old, who are new to programming Clear and friendly style assumes no prior programming knowledge Popular author Rogers Cadenhead breaks down Minecraft mods programming concepts and terms into short, easily understandable lessons Fun examples provide a step-by-step, hands-on experience that begins with simple tasks and gradually builds Master Minecraft modding and use Java to transform Minecraft’s worlds, tools, behavior, weapons, structures, mobs…everything! (Plus, you’ll learn some basic Java programming skills you can use anywhere.) Learn how to do what you want, the way you want, one incredibly easy step at a time. Modding Minecraft has never been this simple. This is the easiest, most practical beginner’s guide to creating killer Minecraft mods in Java… simple, reliable, full-color instructions for doing everything you really want to do. Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: Set up your Minecraft server and mod development tools Master Java basics every Minecraft modder needs to know Read, write, store, and change information throughout your mod Build mods that can make decisions and respond to player actions Understand object-oriented programming and the objects you can program in Minecraft Handle errors without crashing Minecraft Use threads to create mobs that can do many things at once Customize your mobs, and build on existing objects to write new mods Spawn new mobs, find hidden mobs, and make one mob ride another Dig holes and build structures Create projectile weapons and potion effects Learn Java programming while enhancing your favorite game Contents at a Glance Part I: Java from the Ground Up 1 Dig into Minecraft Programming with Java 2 Use NetBeans for Minecraft Programming 3 Create a Minecraft Mod 4 Start Writing Java Programs 5 Understand How Java Programs Work 6 Store and Change Information in a Mod 7 Use Strings to Communicate 8 Use Conditional Tests to Make Decisions 9 Repeat an Action with Loops 10 Store Information with Arrays Part II: The World of Java Objects 11 Create Your First Object 12 Describe What Your Object Is Like 13 Make the Most of Existing Objects 14 Store Objects in Data Structures 15 Handle Errors in a Mod 16 Create a Threaded Mod 17 Read and Write Files Part III: Create Killer Minecraft Mods 18 Spawn a Mob 19 Make One Mob Ride Another 20 Take a Census of Mobs and Villages 21 Transmute Materials in an Inventory 22 Dig a Giant Hole 23 Chop Down a Forest of Trees 24 Respond to Events in the Game 25 Display a Mob’s Health During Combat 26 Make a World Change over Time 27 Befriend the God of Lightning Appendix A Visit This Book’s Website
Learn Python Programming in the quickest time possible with this concise app that teaches you all the essentials about Python programming. Written for people who have NO background in programming or are beginners. Zoom in on the most essential concepts with EXAMPLES! We cover the following topics: Introduction Hello World! Who Goes There? Count to 10 Decisions Debugging Defining Functions Advanced Functions Example Lists For Loops Boolean Expressions Dictionaries Modules More on Lists Revenge of the Strings File I/O How to Handle Errors
Get started using the C# programming language. Based on the author’s 15 years of experience teaching beginners, the book provides you with a step-by-step introduction to the principles of programming, or rather, how to think like a programmer. The task-solution approach will get you immersed, with minimum theory and maximum action. What You Will Learn Understand what programming is all about Write simple, but non-trivial, programs Become familiar with basic programming constructs such as statements, types, variables, conditions, and loops Learn to think like a programmer and combine these programming constructs in new ways Get to know C# as a modern, mainstream programming language, and Visual Studio as one of the world’s most popular programming tools Who This Book Is For Those with very little or no experience in computer programming, who know how to use a computer, install a program, and navigate the web.
Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners is your step-by-step guide to learning how to code using Swift, Apple's hottest new programming language. This book will not only teach complete programming novices how to write OS X programs, but it can also help experienced programmers moving to the Macintosh for the first time. You will learn to understand the principles of programming, how to use Swift and Xcode, and how to combine your knowledge into writing OS X programs. If you've always wanted to learn coding but felt stymied by the limitation of simplistic programming languages or intimidated by professional but complicated programming languages, then you'll want to learn Swift. Swift is your gateway to both Macintosh and iOS app development while being powerful and easy to learn at the same time, and Swift OS X Programming for Absolute Beginners is the perfect place to start - add it to your library today.
Learn how to get started with robotics programming using Robot Operation System (ROS). Targeted for absolute beginners in ROS, Linux, and Python, this short guide shows you how to build your own robotics projects. ROS is an open-source and flexible framework for writing robotics software. With a hands-on approach and sample projects, Robot Operating System for Absolute Beginners will enable you to begin your first robot project. You will learn the basic concepts of working with ROS and begin coding with ROS APIs in both C++ and Python. What You’ll Learn Install ROS Review fundamental ROS concepts Work with frequently used commands in ROS Build a mobile robot from scratch using ROS Who This Book Is For Absolute beginners with little to no programming experience looking to learn robotics programming.
If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for a solid introduction, this is the book for you. Developed by computer science instructors, books in the "for the absolute beginner" series teach the principles of programming through simple gam